Florida Divorce Law and the Types of Divorce
I’m sorry, you are about to embark on one of the most difficult journeys of your life. Our goal at The Law Office of Erin Morse is to make sure that you don’t have to go through it alone. Our team will stand with you and your family through every step while you “Find Your New Normal”
Coming to the point of filing for divorce takes courage, and this process is rarely easy. At this point, you may understand Florida divorce law and the types of divorce, have settled all your matrimonial issues, and are ready to get this finalized…
Or Maybe Not…
In some uncontested divorces, you and your spouse can get a divorce without a lengthy court battle or even without mediation.
So, whether you are at the beginning of the process, or at the end, it can be confusing. We are a team that is experienced in the process of divorce in Orlando and will walk you through the process. Call us, let’s get started right away.
Whether you have settled everything or not, our team of Orlando Divorce attorneys will take your hand and guide you through the process, all the loopholes, all the confusion, and all the mistakes you may make if you didn’t have an Orlando Divorce Attorney.
Because knowing what NOT TO DO is just as important as knowing what TO DO. You have rights but so does your spouse…
For example… Did you know, in Florida, nonpayment of child support IS NOT a reason to deny your spouse visitation? And doing so could jeopardize your case and potential verdict in court.
Yes, divorce is complicated, and, unfortunately… expensive. We don’t deny that. But this is one of the most important decisions of your life, with the possibility of repercussions for decades. You only have one shot at this, because if you mess up, the modification process can be much more costly, and substantially less effective.
Types of Divorce
Generally, there are two types of divorces, Uncontested and Contested. We will explain both in quick detail below:
Uncontested Divorce in Florida
|In a truly uncontested divorce in Orlando, it will be required that all assets, liabilities and child-related issues have been agreed upon by both parties. In this case, it is still critical to have all of your documents together but we will get to forego the costly step of mediation.
In Orlando Divorces, hopefully, there would be just 1 court appearance after submitting the paperwork. At this hearing, it’s possible that the judge signs the order.
An Uncontested Orlando Divorce essentially means you agree on everything, including child support, child custody arrangements, spousal support, and property and debt division.
Could you do this on your own?
Here’s the reason: There is still a lot of paperwork that you need to fill out and submit and every time you submit paperwork to the courts it takes time for review. If anything is wrong it will get rejected and you have to start over again. Each time they only tell you the first thing that was wrong, not everything that may have been wrong. Sometimes you fall into an endless cycle of submitting and rejection.
|A contested divorce does not mean you contest the actual divorce, but rather the terms of your divorce which may relate to money, assets, custody and a number of other issues depending on the complexity of your specific circumstances. In every Orlando Divorce, mediation is a requirement by the court. Our hope is to assist you and your spouse in reaching a full settlement through mediation. Should your case not settle during mediation the next step will be to go in front of the judge for trial.
Unfortunately, in this process, you are then putting your matter in the hands of the Judge.
Our Orlando Divorce Team does all we can and we strive to avoid costly trials without a clear attempt at settlement first. As experienced Trial Attorneys, we are prepared to litigate your case in court, if necessary, to protect your rights. Taking a case to court or even trial is something Attorney Erin Morse never backs down from. If it is in the best interest of our clients, WE WILL aggressively pursue it.
A Contested Orlando Divorce simply means that you are not able to resolve all of the issues necessary to proceed with life separate from your spouse. This could be the smallest or biggest of issues that make your matter contested.
The main issues which need to be resolved before being able to obtain a divorce are: